Middleton, WI was named the "Best Place to Live" in America in the August 2007 issue of Money Magazine, and 4th Best Place to live in August 2009. With an outstanding quality of life, the "Good Neighbor City" is a dynamic hub of commercial activity, recreation, entertainment, dining/night life & environmental treasures on the western edge of Madison, the Wisconsin state capital. Recently Middleton celebrated its 150th anniversary. Unlike most other cities of it's size (about 17,000 population), Middleton features the amenities and the activity of much larger cities while maintaining its own unique small town charm and friendly and spirited people. Middleton benefits from it's close proximity to Madison, as well as the University of Wisconsin and the UW Research Park. Middletons business community features a strong cluster of high-tech, biotech, pharmaceutical, medical research, agri businesses, as well as emerging and expanding commercial enterprises.
Middleton has it all! A booming economy, stong job market, excellence in education (among state leaders in test scores), a high percentage of green space, parks galore, Lake Mendota, Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Aquatic Center, Senior Center, Youth Center, Library, Ice Arena, Skate Park, bike trails, and some of the most valuable Real Estate in the area. Middleton well deserves its high ranking of "Best Places to Live".